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SAL: Christmas 2018

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SAL: Christmas 2018

This time I have actually managed some back stitching

Finished all 3 birdies, they will be hung on my little tree later today

Have any of you played this game

We got it as a quick game to play over Christmas, it’s really good. You have a currency of buttons & you buy patches as you go, to place on your quilt board. All the patches are different sizes, you can only buy any of the next 3 patches in front of the marker ( if you have enough buttons) you get extra button income from the buttons on your quilt patches. It get interesting when you start to become unable to fit patches on the board ( especially if you have a tactical opponent such as my husband)

If you would like to see what the rest of the group are up to & stitching, please follow the links below.

If you would like to join the group please contact Avis
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Twirls & Swirls: Beaded scissor keeper

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I’ve finished my scissor keeper, it was a kit by Lorna Bateman. I added the ribbon to make sure the expensive gold work scissors did not go missing or get used for other things.

I designed the back my self.

I still have the thimble keeper to make, I thought it might be good to keep the beeswax in. I have another couple of Lorna Bateman kits waiting too.

Preparing for gold work

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For my next module with the royal school of needlework I have chosen gold work. As I have not had much experience of working with gold thread, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. I copied my design on to a spare piece of silk, & I have been working on the felt padding before, the real thing, there are four layers of felt under that hare.

Layers 1&2

I hope it’s ok & I can get started on the ‘best’ one. I was asked to come up with a name it’s going to be known as the ‘Hoo Hare’ , from the Hoo peninsula in Kent (UK).

Felt Christmas decorations

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This year we decided on a pre lit pop up tree. I added some extra ribbon (like the more expensive version) but it still lacked some thing. I have been looking at the twelve days of Christmas felt decorations by Larissa Holland on Etsy & brought the pack of the first 3 ( this years offerings)

Partridge & pear (tree) are finished.

The Northern Lights

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Back in August & September I had been working on different canvas stitches & a design from this picture

I have finally completed enough , to share with everyone. I have loads to do, as this piece is for my royal school of needlework certificate. Once I’ve finished the trees & sky, I have all the fancy top stitching to complete ( under the watchful eye of my tutors). I also have a border to do too, as I have lots of different stitches around the outside, to make a smooth finish around the outside, hence the line round the outside, rather than being set out with waste thread.